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Behaving Correctly; controlling those inner urges

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CFA Japan Lunch Seminar Announcement】 

Title: Behaving Correctly; controlling those inner urges ​

Date: September 30th (Monday), 2019, 12:00-13:00

※Light meal and drinks will be served.

Venue: Conference A, Otemachi Place Conference Center, 1st Floor, Otemachi Place, 2-3-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
※Please note the seminar venue is NOT FINE TOKYO at this time. Otemachi Place is 1 minute walk from A5 Exit of Otemachi Station of Tokyo Metro Subway.
*Otemachi Place is a new building that is 1 minute walk to cross the street from FINE TOKYO. 

Language: English

Specialty Focus Areas: Behavioral Finance (CE credit eligible)

Speaker: Mr. Richard Harris (CEO, Port Shelter Investment Management)

Fee: CFA Japan Members, CFA Members of other societies, Associate Members, Professional Members:Free, Candidate Non Members: JPY 2,000, Non-members: JPY 3,000


The topic of Behavioural Finance has become increasing relevant in a world driven by liquidity, teenage scribblers and colluding traders.

It received big exposure in 2013 with the award of the Nobel Prize in Economics to Professors Farma, Schiller and Hansen. The headline theories of the first two seemed diametrically opposed – one illustrating the efficiency of the markets and the other irrational exuberance.​

This talk has been especially directed towards those in non-financial disciplines as well as investors and has been delivered all over Asia and Australia.  Far from being a negative, behavioural finance is now being used, in conjunction with Big Data to predict the impact of news on market behaviour.

Warren Buffet said, "You don't need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ."  Investing well is a matter of self-control and behavioural finance enables us to see when emotion is taking over from rationality. Attendee investors will be able to tick off their emotional buttons and learn how they can resist pressing them.


Richard Harris has pioneered Asian investment management at senior levels for large global and regional companies, such as JP Morgan (then Jardine Fleming), Citi, BNY Mellon - and several startups.  He has 40 years of experience in a full range of investment and capital markets activities.   He has managed multi-asset long, derivative, hedge, and mutual funds for sovereign, endowment, institutional, pension, private and retail clients.  He is CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management, which consults to public and private Institutions, Boards and Family Offices - and has substantial regulatory, Board and China experience.  As a consultant, his wide range of skills means that he provides significant value for money. 

Richard has a decade's experience as the most widely experienced Asian financial expert witness in Asia, having testified or reported on cases in Hong Kong, SG, Australia, the UK, and the United States in civil and criminal cases, arbitrations and tribunals. He is a Practicing Member of the Academy of Experts.

Richard Harris is a prolific thinker and author and has a weekly column in the prestigious South China Morning Post.  He is a Presenter of Radio Television HK's "Money Talk"; and a regular Guest Host on CNBC Asia and Europe, and Bloomberg.  His book, China's Oasis is published in May 2018.

Mr. Harris holds a First Class Honour's degree from King's College London, Master's in Engineering Geology from Imperial College, London and a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.  He is a PhD Candidate in Behavioural Finance at Cranfield University, UK.  He holds further certificates from Peking and Stanford Universities. Richard is an aerobatic private pilot and a rugby player of some 54 years' standing.  

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Behavioral Finance

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2019/09/30 12:00

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2019/09/30 13:00





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Asia Pacific

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Venue: Conference A, Otemachi Place Conference Center, 1st Floor, Otemachi Place, 2-3-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


Mr. Richard Harris (CEO, Port Shelter Investment Management)

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​If you wish to attend this seminar, please register via website.

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